[Wiki Loves Monuments] Call for suggestions for the international jury

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Thu Sep 22 11:33:45 UTC 2016

Hi all,

As I'm working on finalizing the international jury for this year (more
details below, that I shared before), there are some specific
characteristics that I would especially appreciate suggestions for (keeping
the mentioned constraints in mind):

- Wikimedia Commons uploaders with a lot of features/good quality images
- A Wikipedian that is very active in the heritage articles field (and also
has a sense for quality images)
- Someone with a background in countries in Asia, Africa, North America
and/or Eastern Europe.
- A professional prize winning photographer

Or a combination of those, of course! Please get in touch with me directly
if you have suggestions.


2016-08-18 11:18 GMT+02:00 Lodewijk <lodewijk at effeietsanders.org>:

> Hi all,
> Like every year, we need to put together a good jury for Wiki Loves
> Monuments 2016. It is a complicated and delicate process to come to a
> balanced jury, and I would like to outline the criteria here, and to ask
> for your input. I have agreed to take the lead on this process - but would
> definitely welcome your input, and help.
> As in the past years, I think it is important to aim once again for a jury that
> as a whole is neutral and balanced in many ways. This means ideally:
> * A mix of photography experts, heritage experts and Wikimedia experts
> (aiming at a total size of 7-9)
> * Geographically balanced so that no two jury members come from the same
> country.
> * Balance in many other ways imaginable (while at the same time, one can
> never assure a balance in all aspects)
> * The international jury members do not serve on a national jury for WLM
> At the same time, there are some practical considerations:
> * Jury members must be able to write and read English
> * They must have the time to commit to judge 200-500 photos in three
> rounds over a period of 3 weeks in November
> * While jury members can participate in a local competition, their photos
> cannot participate in the international finale
> * Jury members should not participate in any national jury for 2016
> (previous years is OK)
> * It would be helpful if the juror would be willing to share their real
> name for the jury report.
> * Jury work is in a volunteer capacity.
> Do you know someone who would make a good juror, please contact me
> privately with the suggestion. At least let me know who the juror is, how I
> could contact him/her and why they would make a good jurymember (and
> whether you have reason to believe they would accept the nomination, if
> asked).
> I will do my best to put together once again a qualified and diverse jury,
> with your help!
> Thank you in advance!
> Best,
> Lodewijk
> (international jury coordinator, WLM 2016)
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